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Oct 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT
," as it makes its way through the city to california science center. a weird sight isn't it? journey of 15 miles. taking two days. the shuttle left lax early friday morning. at top speed of 2 miles an hour, shuttle controllers are maneuvering through some of the tightest spots on the route, dodging buildings, power poles and crossing the 405. spectacular. stephanie stanton has the latest for us tonight. >> reporter: fans lined the streets for it. >> oh, my god, huge. really huge. amazing to see that. this was -- in space now here in eaglewood. >> at top speed of 2 miles an hour, officials continue to navigate the 170,000 pound shuttle, avoiding trees, street lights and buildings. last night around midnight, engineers were faced with one of their most difficult maneuvers yet. getting endeavor across the 405. crews spend hours, transferring to a dolly to comply with department of transportation regulation. this morning midway through the journey, the shuttle made the stop at historic forum in inglewood for a special ceremony. ♪ >> city officials and three astronaut whose flew mission
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30pm PDT
jose. at coupe ernicooper tee no. the governor jerry brown directed the california air resources board to allow the immediate production of the winter blend of gasoline. usually that switch doesn't happen for another few weeks but by doing this, the fuel supply will greatly increase and industry experts say while the changeover to the winter blend will help they are expecting prices to stabilize soon anyway. that's because the spike was due, in part, to a power outage at a refinery among other issues and that refinery is back online. it was back online on friday. you can see there's a crowd here and it's been like this all day. people looking for any bargain any way they can get it. live in san jose, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you. >>> new details tonight on a homicide investigation in the east bay. police in hercules are asking for the public's help tonight after finding a woman dead in her own home crime tape surrounds the family's home. the police found the body of 55-year-old suzi ko inside the home on friday night and say she suffered a traumatic injury
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
masks covering their faces took to the streets near california and battery, vandalizing cars and businesses and disrupting traffic along the way. when police in riot gear intervened, protesters reportedly threw flares and bags of paint at the officers. one officer was hit in the head, but he is expected to be okay. police say some of the protesters were armed with hammers, ice picks, and other weapons. it's still unclear at this point what they were protesting. >>> and now on to the bay's big weekend. baseball, fleet week, america's cup to name a few. between today and tomorrow, the city is expecting close to one million visitors. those visitors were warned traffic could be terrible. but so far getting into san francisco actually hasn't been so bad. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. this is about as empty as it gets getting into the city. we have crews throughout the city tonight. we want to begin with nbc bay area's monte francis. he is along the waterfront. monte is covering fleet week, the blue angels, and all thacht monte? >> reporter: good evening. even with
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Oct 6, 2012 3:30pm PDT
hours after the debate. >>> california set a dubious record today, gas prices have hit an all-time high, the state average for a gallon of unleaded is $4.61, the highest in the country and high as the state record set back in 2008. california gas prices are expected to increase for several more days before leveling off. analysts say a temporary reduction in supply triggered that increase. >>> and right now, we want to check in on america's cup back in san francisco. big crowds are gathering to watch the semifinals, just about to get under way. let's go out to nbc bay area's laurence scott. lau laurence, the championship roundzs are approaching. >> reporter: they are. the match race semifinals about to take place in 20 minutes, later this evening we will know who that match racing champion is when they have the finals after a series of fleet races. but i want to tell you that we've got the fleet race finals right here on nbc bay area tomorrow with our coverage starting at 1:30. right now i want to show you everything that has been leading up to today's action, right here on the bay.
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
around, we're tracking the next system that's starting to push in across southern california. you can see the rainfall in the north bay, along the northern coastline. it is getting very close. now, our third system in three days. what do we expect with this storm as it gets closer for the morning hours? rain will be picking up. more moderate, pockets of heavy rain pushing down in san francisco, and also the south bay. but at this point, we do expect some widespread rain for the morning hours and also a very cold start with temperatures that will be in the 40s. we'll have details on that first game of the world series. and if we expect the rain, coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, jeff. >>> it is a surfer's worst fear, a shark attack. a 39-year-old man is dead after being attacked by a shark off the central coast. was it a great white? and when will it be safe to go back in the water? george kiriyama joins us. >> reporter: shark attacks do not happen often. and people dying from shark attacks is even more rare. what happened is sad. >> it's unfortunate it happened. and we jus
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
after they got into an argument. >>> there are two propositions on a california ballot that will raise taxes. one directly helps schools and the other has broader goals. and there's plenty of controversy with both of them. today the head of california schools weighed in on both of them. kimberly terry has a look at both propositions and what would happen if both passed. kimberly? >> reporter: it seems one thing most people can agree on is that public funding or public education desperately needs funding. how to get it? that's where the controversy comes in. let's take a closer look at what each measure is. prop 30 is a 7-year plan. it would raise income tax for californians making $250,000 or more a year. by 3%. it would also raise the sales tax by a quarter percent. the money would be used to fund k-12 and higher education. public safety programs and the remainor hoping to balance the state budget. prop 38 backed by civil rights attorney molly must knower will last 12 years and increase personal income taxes on a sliding scale. the money would be almost exclusively used for k-12
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Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
reporter for the orange county register, a law firm that represents more than 120 california police unions created that play book. herrera argues it is telling to her that leaders denounced her today but didn't directly deny the existence of the play book. >> my issue with the union leadership and the -- i find it curious the mail piece they referred to they didn't deny its existence and didn't refute what it talks about. they simply continued their hatred attack against me. >> herrera is running for re-election in san jose's district 8. >>> new at 11:00, someone shot to death two people tonight in the east bay. it happened around 5:30 this evening in an unincorporated area near antioch and pittsburgh off of highway 4. when police arrived on the scene they say they found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds. the man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman died at the hospital. police say they have no motive for the shooting or any suspects at this time. >>> we have new information tonight about the fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last month. the corroded pip
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
california icon before heading to san francisco for faund raising push. here is video of president barack obama landing in bakersfield about an hour ago. he is there to officially announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. the property is the headquarters of the united farm workers and served as a planning and coordination center for chavez and his movement in the 1970s. afterward a dinner reception will be held for the president tonight in san francisco at the bill graham civic auditorium. john legend will perform in concert there. last night the president took the stage in los angeles at a star-studded event that included celebrities like jon bon jovi, stevie wonder and katie perry. the president march veld at their performances and even took a shot at his own debate performance. >> everybody here incredible professionals, such great friends. they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> as for mitt romney, the republican nominee is set to take aim at the president's leadership and foreign policy at the virginia military institu
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that started in southern california on august 28th. that's when darnell washington escaped from san bernardino county jail with his wife's help. five days later on september 2nd, darnell is suspected of shooting and wounding with a shotgun an l.a. county sheriff's deputy who approached him in the city of south el monte in the san gabriel valley. now the couple is suspected also in a number of other crimes, including carjacking and robbery between southern california and northern california. on october 5th, susie ko was killed in her hercules home. >> it's a very big break. and we've said right along that finding the car would be one of the key pieces of evidence that we need to help us try to solve this case. and particularly since king county was able to find suspects in the vehicle, that gives us even more of a lead than if we had found it parked on a street somewhere. >> reporter: now again, hercules police are not calling the husband and wife suspects in the homicide of susie ko, but they will question them as soon as they are able. we reached out to susie ko's family, and they
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
property, but it's open to the public. >>> relief in sight. gas prices finally coming down in california. and believe it or not, they could be at $4 a gallon by thanksgiving. and that is, believe it or not, something to cheer about. statewide average today, $4.40. 20 cents cheaper per gallon than the record high about two weeks ago. analysts say prices will continue to drop 10 to 15 cents a gallon a week through thanksgiving and could average $3.75 hopefully by the end of the year. >>> okay. you ready for the world series? you see matt cain, marco scutaro, everyone fired up, the bay area is buzzing and so is our nbc chopper. the scene at atat&t park. they brought in thousands of pounds of new dirt, very experienced crew here, so the field should look sharp for tomorrow evening, 5:07 p.m., first pitch against the detroit tigers. >>> we did this not long ago in 2010, you remember. so san francisco knows what to do. and there's plenty to do in these next 24 hours. it's not just baseball. here's nbc bay area's joe rizzoto jr. >> reporter: if the giants hadn't won game seven on monday night,
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
california pretty much in the bag, the president's really here for one purpose. >> we're a wealthy state. we're the biggest donor state. we're the state that both sides, even though we're a heavily democratic state, both sides are going to come out and take advantage of that silicon valley money, hollywood money, that california gold. >> reporter: sharon hoffman is one of the handful of folks who paid top dollar to chat with the president in an intimate setting. and she is thrilled. >> it's a roundtable that is actually taking place apparently at a square table where he is going to talk and answer questions for approximately an hour about anything that the folks there want to talk about. so i'm really excited. it's a real treat and a privilege and really an honor. >> reporter: again, we understand that event is expected to last for about an hour. you can see the secret service continues to be on stand by here. now from here the president will travel about six blocks up to the bill graham civic auditorium, where he will attend two more pricey fundraisers. reporting live, jodi hernandez, n
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Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
southern california. >> "endeavour's" home will be the california science center where officials hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. stephanie stanton, nbc news, los angeles. >>> clearly this was an instant tourist attraction in los angeles. people have found creative ways to take photos of themselves and the space shuttle. very nice. a good one. there are many more pictures on our website at nbc bay area.com. they're inside our top story. in a race for the white house -- clearing the calendar for the next three days. told to prepare for tuesday's debate. he used his address to take credit for jobs. >> i bet on workers and, that bet is paying off in a big way. >> mitt romney and his runningmate are both in the swing state of ohio. and romney spoke to a large crowd as you can see there and hammered the president on china, jobby yaegs and the president's proposal, to increase taxes on people who make more than $250,000 a year. >> then of course he says he is going to raise taxes, does anyone really think raising taxes on anyone helps get more people to work. >> no! >> th
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
recently escaped from a southern california prison, and that his wife helped him. the couple had been on the run since late august. and moments ago we learned their bail has been set at $3 million each. >>> san francisco firefighters are trying to determine what caused a massive four-alarm fire that gutted a popular restaurant and brought muni to a crawl today. the squat and gobble restaurant on westport tall caught fire this morning deep into the interior of the building. and as a result there was a partial roof collapse. firefighters say that fire spread to the wine shop and a dental office as well. so crews had to bring in so much heavy equipment that the muni trains couldn't pass through the west portal station for some five hours. >> i'm supposed to be lecturing right now at san francisco state. obviously i'm not there. >> it's really inconvenient. and as much as i feel bad about what is going on, i do have to get to work. >> now muni did set up bus bridges to get around the tunnel, and three firefighters were hurt, including one who suffered from smoke inhalation. >>> an autopsy is
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
most of california. that's the great news. all of the storm activity pushed well out. 75 in fairfield and livermore. close to 80 in santa rosa, also for santa theresa with 78 and 74 in san jose. the winds drying out for 36 hours out of the north and slightly out of the west as well. that was good enough to give us this kind of warming today, los gatos going from 55 to 70 this afternoon. that was our biggest warming on the map. now let's bring you back to current temperatures. it's kind of mild when you think of where we were earlier this week and livermore and low 70s back into concord and santa rosa. you'll find a bit of haze with this strong wind and in san francisco we are fog free at this hour. we even have a little bit of orange in the sky over the past half hour. maybe an indication of how things will go with the giants. warming trend is still expected for this weekend. high pressure building offshore, not only warmer air associated with it but the slight drying wind out of the north will increase our fire danger a little bit then we'll have 80s in your seven-day forec
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
here across california. and it was wild here throughout the morning commute. you can see some of that rain that slammed us here across the bay area. what we found some of the heaviest rainfall up into the north bay with santa rosa over 1 inch. and anywhere from san francisco southward into parts of the east bay, about a quarter to a half inch. in the south bay, getting quite a bit less with.11. it was also very gusty today. the top wind gusts coming in san francisco at 59 miles per hour. so let's get a current look at the radar. what we are finding here that loops around is some showers starting to develop to the north. that's part of this second system we're going to be following for tonight. this will gradually push rain down into the san francisco peninsula. and of course, the giants have their game for tonight. so anyone heading out that way will want to keep your poncho handy, because there is the possibility of rain throughout that game. meanwhile we talked about that potential tornado to the north of sacramento. we'll bring you into some of the severe weather we were track
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
is a license to live in california? the latest victory for the state's undocumented immigrants. >>> plus no one can escape hacking. what we're learning about a high profile attempt on the white house. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits talacesd nig for the debate, which could have a tv aurdience of 60llion. nts n a tty. preparing foth cruve ra theywithstand-ins. meanwhile, campaign staffers and volunteers were very busy going door to door, encouraging voters to cast their ballots early. >>> just before the state deadline, governor brown signed the bill allowing young undocumented residents to qualify for california driver's license. there is a catch, though. only if they're accepted by a federal
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in southern california. investigators say darnell escaped from a san bernadino prison with his wife's help and shot a police officer. hercules detectives are now in washington state interviewing both suspects. their bail is set at $3 million each. >>> csi bay area. right now scientists at lawrence livermore lab are using the smallest slivers of evidence to identify victims of natural disasters and murders. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez got a rare behind the scenes look. >> reporter: it is truly remarkable technology. top minds here at the lawrence livermore laboratory have figured out a new way to help law enforcement solve cases. it involves examining teeth and it could some day play a crucial role in solving murder mysteries. scientists at lawrence livermore laboratory are diving into new territory, teaming up with law enforcement to solve cold cases. >> for the most part the technique is not well known because it's not part of the usual tool box of techniques law enforcement uses. >> reporter: but that may soon change thanks to the work of senior scientist bruce buchholz. hi
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
california's energy industry. >> it would have been better if we done this 10, 20, 30 years ago. >> the nbc bay area steven stock gets answers from the state. >>> a man is accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york city. we will tell you how he planned to do it next. >>> more on the big event that got the bay area buzzing tonight. this fire ball in the night sky. >>> good evening, i'm in the weather center and we will let you know when the best viewing is for the upcoming meteor shower. otherwise with, it was hot today. santa rosa 98. we will track changes in the seven day and let you know when the rain arrives in a few minutes. thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> decision 2012 moving from big bird to binders of wyoming thousands of women are fired up about the presidential debate and social media buzzing around mitt romney's comment about having binders full of women. lots of people out
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
san francisco. this is cell phone video of police in riot gear near california and battery streets. police say a group of demonstrators marched in that area, vandalizing cars and businesses along the way. when police intervene, protesters reportedly threw flares and bags of paint and rocks at the officers. one officer was hit in the head but is expected to be okay. many of the protesters wore masks, and police say some were armed with hammers. the visitors were warned, traffic can be terrible but today, getting into san francisco really was not terrible at all. here's a life look at the toll plaza. traffic is flowing smoothly and it has been flowing smoothly all day as well. we have crews throughout the city and one in detroit, covering the oakland as. we want to begin with jamie sire who is at at&t park for the giants who suffered a tough loss. >> reporter: normally when the opposing pitcher leaves after eight pitches, it would bode well for the home team. unfortunately for the giants, they could not capitalize on that early opportunity and they do drop game one against the reds.
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
gas prices. prices up to an all-time high in california. innen effort to ease the burden, governor brown took emergency action today. kimberly tere has more on that an it seems you found one of the cheapest places for gas in the area. >> reporter: at this gas station on mcgee and north 33rd, you can see for yourself, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 4.37. 31 cents less than the state average but most say it isn't a bargain. >> i'm not working so i'm looking for the cheapest gas. >> looks like she found it. it has been busy all day with drivers looking to save at the pump. >> i try to get it where it is the cheapest and this is the area to come. >> reporter: worth the wait? >> i can say it is. >> reporter: governor jerry brown is now stepping in an unprecedented move aimed at driving down gas prices, brown directed the california air resources board to alu the production of less expensive winter blend of gas. >> winter blend is essentially a similar type of gasoline that doesn't have to meet as stringent air pollution requirements. with summer months, cleaner version is
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
for life in california when they were juveniles could get a second chance thanks to a bill signed by governor brown today. more than 300 inmates are serving life without parole for murders they committed as teenagers. brown says the bill would allow inmates to ask judges to reconsider their sentences after they serve at least 15 years. judges could then reduce the no-parole sentence to 25 years to life if the inmate shows remorse and is taking steps toward rehabilitation. >>> arnold schwarzenegger's revealing some long-held secrets in his new autobiography. the book is called "total recall, my unbelievably true life story" and it comes out tomorrow. the associated press bought a copy and said not only did he keep secret that he feared a child with the housekeeper but his decision to run for governor. he traces his detachment back to his body building days when he wb quote became an expert in living in denial. arnold schwarzenegger's filed for divorce in july. >>> we have new information tonight on the shutdown of the 405 in los angeles. traffic nightmare it was not. the mayor of los
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
counted here in california. they were in martinez as they started opening absentee ballots. today is the first day that can be done. officials will start counting the votes beginning next week. it's estimated more than 1 million californians have already cast a ballot. contra costa county expects to get about 250,000 absentee ballots. >>> we've been told for years if it's the right thing to do to donate blood. what if it puts your own health at risk. a peninsula man says he has a life-threatening infection and mounting medical bills after donating his blood to the stanford blood center. the university contends it's nearly impossible to get his type of infection from a blood donation. here's nbc bay area marianne. >> reporter: christopher bowie donated blood to stanford blood center for more than 20 years giving six times a year, the maximum you are allowed. but he says after donating four years ago, he developed a serious infection. his symptoms started with a sweaty arm and got worse. >> i just screamed, and it was a searing, just terrible pain through here and all down my arm and a
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
an outrage in southern california is now back online tonight, and there is hope that that may stabilize the situation. but for now, prices continue to hover at the $5 mark. reporting live in concord, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> decision 2012 and a seismic shake-up thanks to some economic news. for the first time since president obama took office, the nation's unemployment rate is now less than 8%. the unexpected news seemed to buoy the president on the campaign trail, who took advantage of the announcement that the american economy created 114,000 jobs last month. >> more americans entered the workforce. more people are getting jobs. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> conservatives, though, took to social media to accuse the obama administration of doctoring those numbers. republican nominee mitt romney did not go that far, but did say the reason for drop in the unemployment rate is because americans have just stopped looking for work. >>> the mom accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter inside of a local safeway store after a botched sh
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
deadline when he signed a bill allowing young undocumented residents to qualify for california driver's licenses. they have to be accepted by a federal work permit program. that could impact an estimated 400,000 people under the age of 30. it will take effect january 1st. those familiar with the program don't expect a rush to the department of motor vehicles though. >> i think it's going to take a few months for individuals. once they receive their deferred action, they'll go forward to dmv offices and applying for their driver's license. >> the bill's author says the new law will make the highways safer for all of californians. >>> other states are taking notice of california's new law against so-called conversion therapy intendeded to make gay teenagers straight. governor brown signed the bill on saturday calling the practice quackery. now gay rights activists in other parts of the country are pushing for similar laws. activists are busy with christian legal groups vowing to sue. they want to block the new law taking effect on january 1st. they say it infringes on a therapist's first
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00am PDT
message that traveled 6,000 miles and landed in california. >>> and when will the agony end for sharks fans? the latest on the nhl lockout and how it has the local electronics company making some last-minute changes. thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> the latest in line for the nhl lockout and still no deal. sharks fans are now waiting to find out how many more games could be canceled. they could get word today. the electronic arts has adapted the nhl '13 video game to reflect the lockout. many players have gone to the european league to play during the stoppage. >> that's pretty cool. art imitating life. >>> a san diego county kayaker has found a message in a bottle that floated 6,000 miles from australia. >> sandra pulled two bottles and inside messages written by two 10-year-old new zealand boys. one letter was intended to be a time capsule with the greeting "hello future." they were tosse
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
california. the business of caring for the dead has its share of problems. vicki joins us now. >> it is enough to make your skin crawl. bodies left to mummify and graves dug up to be reused. these are true stories. some of them are funeral directors behaving badly and others are crimes. is there enough state oversight to ensure the dignity of the dead? >> it's a hearse. >> reporter: these youtube videos captured the disbelief of drivers. that is funeral service owner and that is his hearse on fire after he side swiped another car. officers rescued the casket inside carrying the body of a holocaust survivor. he was arrested for driving drunk and his funeral director's license was suspended. he was busted for a second dui. he has sense shut down his mobile funeral business. >> i was in shock. >> reporter: david wells nightmare made local headlines. he says he paid $1,500 for the cremation of his father. weeks past and the ashes never came. >> the guy had a cooler in there which it was hot in there and the bodies were decomposing. >> reporter: records show his body was found in a storag
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
rolled out a bunch of updated products today in san jose's california theater. a new i mack desk lop computer, a mac book computer and the much anticipated ipad mini. 7.9 inches of the screen, competing directly with amazon and google tablets. it will start at $329. >> and they showed here is our lineup. it's a family. and that led right into how they released the ipad and the ipad mini by saying this is a computing -- we also have a family with. therefore, we'll have different sizes and different price points to meet the needs of different folks in the market. >> lots of different products. apple has its eye on your holiday dollars. if there is a high-tech computing need in your household, apple wants to fill it. tonight at 6:00, you'll hear more from tim cook. also what customers are already doing to get their hands on the newest ipad. janelle? >> okay, thanks, scott. >> you bet. [ closing bell ] >>> this was actually one of the worst days of the year on wall street. weak corporate earnings reports from dupont, 3m and others pummelled the market. the dow jones ended the day down 24
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
northern california meeting here to celebrate the team. >> isn't it fitting the colors of halloween are orange and black and the colors of the giants are orange and black. it was written in the stars. >> we will get into all of this. we have a team of reporters in the nbc helicopter and on the ground level. right now, let's start with nbc bay area's lauren scott who begins us from the beginning of the parade route with the players. >> raj, this is the scene here. main and market street. you have bruce bochy here getting ready to get in his rolls royce. we will talk to the players throughout the afternoon. look at the fans who made their way out here. this is what it's all about. i mean, this is like unadu unadulterated joy. we will bring you all of the interview was the players and i have to you another thing. in a car that brandon belt is, look who is the driver is. jim harbaugh. back to you guys. >> that's fun. we're mixing teams here today. everybody loves the giants today. we want you to send us your photographs. we have for you to send pictures. to sfgiantsnbc. will put it up on th
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
california ran out of gas on thursday and customers were directed to another costco in a nearby town. the days of the full tank may be over for some. they can't afford it. >> i've got enough to get home. >> reporter: jessica yang, shopping for bargain brands and considering car pooling to work. >> with the gas prices rising and my income level staying the same, it's very difficult to be able to afford gas and other things and rent, things like that. >> reporter: and you can see despite the high price of gasoline, people are pumping up right now as we speak. one analyst said expect prices to continue rising for a little while. maybe $6 a gallon? i hope not. george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, george. >>> there's a good chance it impacts you or someone you know. an estimated 30% of children in the united states have been bullied or have bullied someone else. >> it's an epidemic growing. but there's one 5-year-old girl, born with a fatal condition, who has become a target. now her family and total strangers across the country are asking who is responsible for these attack pages
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Oct 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
southern california for an appearance on t "the tonight show" with jay leno. the president greeted with a standing ovation from a packed audience. he talked about a wide range of topics near and dear to the bay area and in facebook. however, he refuses to endorse a team. one ot highlights from the night was when he was asked about the situation between him and donald trump. >> this all dates back from when we were growing up together in kenya? >> i've got to give you that one. >> you can hear more immediately following this newscast. giants fans have seen her at the ballpark for years. in fact, for decades. but as of tonight, the entire country saw the most famous grandmother in the bay area. did you see here? the dancing grandma. now, every game, she ignites the crowd at at&t park. but every year, they show her several times during the broadcast. her son, mas rio is a giant's executive. she's got plenty of reasons to smile and dance, especially, after tonight. >> it's the best thing that ever happened. i love it. this is great. >> rosalie says so. she stands 4'10". she immigrated
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
streets, the space shuttle "endeavour" finally made it to its final stop. the california science center. and it got there on the back of a bay area company. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez got an inside look. she is live in alameda with more tonight. jodi? >> reporter: the trailers used are electronically controlled and capable of carrying some 600 tons. the folks here at alameda are experts in executing huge moves. but moving a space shuttle is a new endeavor. >> it can crab diagonally this way, and it can also carousel, which would be spinning 360 degrees. >> reporter: you're looking at a replica of the computer-controlled trailers that took the space shuttle "endeavour" on its final mission, a move that was engineered and carried out by a bay area-based company called sarens. >> it was a huge honor to play any kind of a role in this project. i've never seen so many happy faces on the streets of los angeles. >> reporter: charlie wells was a left-wing spotter on the 12-mile city street trek. as a colleague maneuvered the shuttle using a remote control, wells helped make sure nothi
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
the reason her daughter is dead. the suit charging the california company failed to warn about the risks involved as the result the teen slip under to a coma and died after drinking two 24-ounce cans. a company spokeswoman denies any of its product could have caused the teenager's death. four other deaths have been linked to that caffeine drink and they were also reported to the agency. >>> it did not take long for lance armstrong to delete references on his twitter page to the tour de france. late last night armstrong' biography was changed and no longer mentions his seven tour de france wins. yesterday the international cycling union stripped armstrong of the titles and banned him from the sport for life. for his involvement in what the u.s. anti-doping agency describes as a massive doping program. so far the social media changes armstrong's only public reaction. >> be interesting to see what he has to say when he steps up and discusses it. >>> changing gears, we can get a free slice of pizza pie. we'll let you know. >>> the story just in time for lunch. half a million pizza love
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at 5:00 a.m. and will last throughout the day. >> not just in california. well, we are quite in regard with earthquakes here. a rare quake in new england tonight took people there by surprise. the earthquake happened just after 7:00. the epicenter in a small city, about 20 miles west of portland, maine. they compared it to an off kilter washing machine. >> a bay area mom fights to keep her son in school after his medical history is revealed. >> the fear of the worst case scenario here without an injection of common sense. >> tonight, whied her son is being classified as a health risk and the fight to prove the school district is wrong. we'll take you inside this c controversy. >> she's in the prime of her career and diagnosed with alzheimer's. see how one woman is trying to slow down the disease as she prepares for the future. >> a new water front arena. at least those plans in san francisco. >> good evening, with at the time the wealther center with some temperatures well above average today. and also some drying winds prompting for fairfield and valejo. our next chance of rain
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the jet stream forms right across northern california. that's going to allow this system starting wednesday to bring in some clouds. but some good news. from 24 hours ago, we're thinking now that this system will hold off for the better part of wednesday, then arrive more towards wednesday night. let's look at the futurecast for what you can expect for tomorrow. patchy dense fog through 8:00. the afternoon clearing skies, hazy sunshine inland and still low clouds out on the coast. wednesday, though, let's jump ahead and take a look at that forecast. the timing of the rain. here is the parade's start time. 11:00. you've got clouds, but the rain is way off in the north bay, heading towards halloween evening. look at this into the north bay. you're still seeing some rain there but most of the bay area apparently should be dry south of san francisco through 8:00. and then by 11:00, the rain does quickly sweep on in. so we'll have rain arriving before midnight around the bay area. but the all important thing is on wednesday looks like it's not going to get here before 8:00 in the eveni
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
department relied on the california department of justice and an anthropologist to take care of this. his arheart goes out to the famy and is open to talking with them about concerns they may have. >> also in the east bay, hercules police are bound for washington state this morning to interview a married couple caught driving a car belonging to a murdered east bay teacher. the car was owned by 55-year-old suzie ko who was found stabbed to death last week at her hercules home. police in washington arrested the couple yesterday after a pursuit. investigators are trying to figure out how the couple got ko's car and if the pair is responsible for her death. ko's neighbors are relieved. >> i'm glad they caught them. they finally caught somebody. that's just awesome. >> here's a look at the couple. darnell and tania washington on the run since late august. darnell recently escaped from a southern california prison and that his wife helped him escape. >>> a search is under way this morning for a getaway car after a man was shot overnight in morganhill. this happened near the intersecti
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
to sell voters on his plan to save california's schools. he says if they vote it down, he'll have to manage austerity. those were his words to us this morning. in other words, he's talking about roughly $6 billion in cuts to education. prop 30 would save those cuts by hiking the income tax rate on those making over $250,000 a year and by boosting the sales tax a quarter of a cent. his opponents argue that would make california's sales tax the highest in the nation and would apply to gasoline as well. now, governor jerry brown says that is false, a complete lie. his opponents also argue that the new taxes would drive business out of california and that not all the new revenue would be guaranteed for schools as it would be under the competing proposition 38 tax proposal. governor brown seemed to be at his wit's ends when we spoke to him this morning in oakland. >> at my age, i just came back here to try to fix california. i don't have kids in school. i'm not going to the university. but i'm telling you as someone who knows california, we need this investment in our university and in ou
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, 28. north star, 25. man mouth mountain in southern california picking up 18 inches. as we look at the radar, you'll find more snow in the north and south in lake tahoe. a lot of people are stuck in the snow, including nbc bay area's own vicky wynn. we have you on the phone now. we know you're used to being up in lake tahoe but how bad is it? >> we are jokingly calling it snowmageddon, but that's a little bit. we thought we would get three or four inches of snow. we'd take the baby up for her first experience of snow. wake up monday morning, it seemed like a foot of snow on the ground already. from sunday to today i'd say we've had at least a foot and a half, if not more. we're in this area called christmas valley. my mother-in-law tells me that we actually get more snow here, but it is still south lake tahoe. over the hill, right, when you are driving in from the bay area. so, i mean, outside, absolutely picturesque beautiful. i think you're looking at some of the photos i snapped with my phone and maybe a little bit of video from today. the fleurys have been coming intermittently
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the first in california. >> you'll be able to see what the drone is seeing as it's flying. >> reporter: at four pounds and four feet wide, this drone gets a bird's-eye view that officers on the ground are often blind to. >> it can save lives. >> reporter: in this demonstration in dub lick, it's a man standing in the shadows on a roof top with explosives in his reach. >> near priceless. it's valuable to any officer, as you're setting up your perimeters and knowing what the suspect may have in his hands, how the suspect is dressed, what are the avs of escape. >> reporter: the sheriff says his office would only use them during emergencies. >> pursuing a suspect on foot or pursuing a vehicle in an area or search and rescue or disaster. >> reporter: and for proactive policing like catching marijuana fields on public lands. >> they do have infrared capacity. you would be able to see what the drone is seeing as it's flying. >> reporter: but not everyone is a fan. the aclu only wants them deployed when there's a warrant. >> reporter: but the sheriff says an arm ee eed drone is out
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
change the law. a california congresswoman is calling for a new law for kids who work in agriculture. stephen stock is back with the story. >> reporter: in a political season where the presidential campaign is gathering all the attention, there is a quiet movement starting on capitol hill right now to change the law governing children working in our fields. but even supporters of that proposed law admit that nothing is likely to happen quickly. and any change faces a tough political opposition. harvest season is pretty much over in california's central valley. only a few grapes and raisins left to pick. most of these migrant warm workers and their families are packing up and moving on. following the crops north to oregon and washington. 3,000 miles away, in the halls of congress, the issue of child labor in agriculture has gained new attention. >> i was shocked. i really do believe this is one of our country's dirty little secrets. >> reporter: that's why, after watching our investigation documenting child labor here in california and in north carolina, los angeles congresswoman luci
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
game, preand post game live on comcast california. >> appreciate it, henry. the a's mastering the art of trauma. >> like watching "money ball" all over again. >>> the giants are hoping they make it back home to continue that run. >> the pitcher barry zitol will get his first playoff spot. >> well, the giants didn't knock the cover off the ball they'll take it. barry zito takes the baseball. more good news, zito was successful in two starts this year against cincinnati. didn't have a win. hopefully the giants can get the bats going. in cincinnati, scott reese. nbc bay area news. appreciate it. our coverage will continue all day long. make sure to get your updates on nbcbayarea.com. >> we did get promised moisture but very comfortable conditions today. let's take you outside and show you what we're left with. just a few high towers. we will likely see more thunderstorms develop. the overall system is me anderring. i'm going to show you why. i'm expecting it to come back in the next few hours. so we're expecting more rain in time for the evening commute home. 7:00 p.m., 60 degrees and k
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. california's fair political practices commission stopped that ruling when a phoenix based group donated millions to fight two california propositions. when money is earmarked for an initiative, they must be identified. voters are already casting ballots, so the judge said they need to make an informed decision. >>> even if you're not one of the million people expected to go to the parade, you'll probably watch it on tv or online. it's a big deal and they're working around the clock. the giant's parade starts tomorrow. monty francis joins us with the last-minute preparations. i can even see behind you some sneak peeks what we're going to see tomorrow. >> reporter: raj, we're here at pier 54 where workers are racing against the clock, getting ready for the big parade. you can see they're putting the finishing touches on some of these floats. across town at city hall, they're gearing up for what is sure to be a huge celebration. more than a million people flooded the city in 2010 for the ticker tape parade honoring the giants. so the mayor is urging anyone planning to come into the city to
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Oct 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mow went works for caldwell banker in southern california. people still recognize them three decades later and, of course, everyone still remembers the play. by the way, stanford won today's game, 21-3. live in berkeley, nbc bay area news. >> you have tickets to another game there behind you. thank you. >>> from one big game to another, we are, of course, talking about the giants. the team is back home here in the bay area. gearing up for tomorrow night's must win game. it is game six in the national league championship series against the st. louis cardinals. we have team coverage tonight and we begin with comcast sportsnet in the newsroom there. hello, henry. >> hello, chris. we are waiting for that big game. i'm not talking about football. i'm talking about baseball. giants fans aren't complaining about barry zito's contract today after years of not living up to that nine-figure deal zito helped the giants avoid elimination and send the series back to san francisco for game six and hopefully game seven. you know, zito kept the cardinalses off balance all night long. 7 2/3 shutout i
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
ingredients be identified as such. prop 37 would be bad for california some say. >> it exposes people to litigation, unnecessarily without any gain on any scientific basis. >> according to the no on 37 organization the proposition would raise food prices by about $400 a year for the average family and poorly written and confusing. >>> california democratic party volunteers hit the food bank today in oakland in a last push to sway voters. the student california student teache teachers association group. >> the fees keep rising and funding to colleges and universities is not back to original levels tuned master plan in california a lot of these students will not see their dream fulfilled. >> prop 30 would inclose sales an income taxes to fund education programs. the volunteers and supporters of prop 30 say they will man the phones until account tonight. >> still ahead, we'll show you how one bay woman's ordinary day at the of has a lot in common with halloween, how she turned an unlikely dream into a reality. >> we're watching the halloween forecast for the week ahead. our temper
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
releasing the name of either the suspect or the victim. >> the california real estate market is looking healthier this quarter with the number of foreclosures way down. data quick reports the number of homes entering foreclosure haven't been this low since 2007. the number of loan modifications and short sales are up and prices in many areas are rising. more encouraging news, the number of homes lost to foreclosure is down 41% compared to a year ago. tonight team usa is dealing with the major setback in the america's cup. we saw the $8 million accident on live tv during our 5:00 newscast. the oracle boat flipping and the crew members thrown into the water. the boat is back on shore but it needs major tlc. monty francis joins us from pier 80 in san francisco. monty, oracle has deep pockets. can they salvage this boat? >> reporter: some of the boat can be salvaged burt the mast has to be replaced. what is left of the boat is now here at a warehouse at pier 80 and all day long crews are bringing back pieces of the boat. we have new video of the dramatic moments on the bay. team usa
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
underscore the importance both parties place on california's congressional races. the former president was the headliner. the mission was to boost the profile of sacramento area incumbents. sharing the stage challengers in two others am my berra a. >>> workers could soon see a boost in the magic. the city could join a handful of others by creating its own pay floor for residents. san jose's minimum wage currently stands at $8, but would get a bump up to $10 if measure d is approved at the polls next month, and would rise every year with inflation. if it passes, many small businesses fear they'll have to lay off employees, cut hours, and pass on higher prices to their customers. matt mahood, president of the silicon valley chamber of commerce says an independent study just commissioned by the chamber forecasts a similar outcome. >> the general conclusion is if you raise the minimum wage by 25% immediately in the city of san jose, that you're going to lose jobs, and it's going to be significant. and it's actually going to hurt the people that it's intended to help. >> the chamber of comm
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
of gas in california rose by one cent overnight. it is now at $4.67 per gallon of regular. and over the weekend, governor brown, well, he signed an order telling the state air resource board to start producing the winter blend of gas. experts seem to think that we could, we could see some relief later on this week. >>> unusual talk this morning coming out of silicon valley. layoffs. though scott mcgrew says they're probably unique to just one industry. >> santa clarita-based anti-virus company mcafee will lay off workers. people are buying far fewer computers these days. now, mcafee was purchased by intel last year. intel's ceo the other day pointing out that that company hasn't added a job in california in ten years. the traditional computer industry suffering because of the popularity of tablets and smartphones. >>> speaking of phones, sprint says you can now reserve your own custom vanity phone number, like star star-marla or star star-johnny k.. it costs $3 a month. you keep your original phone number as well, but anyone using any cell phone on another service should be able to
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
a deadly shark attack, a california surfer is badly injured in another attack. >>> we're watching areas of low clouds and misty skies for your morning commute tomorrow. and a satellite showing our incoming storm system is speeding up. when can rain will arrive and how it might affect the championship parade. >>> he was arrested at sfo for trying to smuggle cocaine to japan. he was allegedly carrying 100 cocaine-filled pellets in his intestined. he was acting as a carrier to elude customs officers. he was taken to the hospital and monitored by the staff until he passed all 2 1/2 pounds of the pellets that tested positive for cocaine. >>> one week until the election day, and mud is flying in san jose with accusations of dirty politics in the district council race. nguyen supporters say they caught on video, herrera husband, seen here, dumping nguyen's campaign signs in a trash can. but herrera's husband says that's not how it happened. he said the signs were posted on his front line. and he was attacked when he tried to get rid of them. >> i was knocked down. you know, i was walking
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on the california ballot. the two propositions both raise taxes. one helps just schools. the other has broader goals. and there's plenty of controversy with both of them. today the head of the california public schools weigh in to nbc area on the debate and kimberly tere has more on propositions 30 and 38. >> reporter: diane, state superintendent for public instruction tom turricsen wants voters to say yes on both measures. we caught up with him, but with the election so close, education and these propositions weren't far from his mind. he carefully considered both prop 30 and 38 and says both would help get more money into public schools. >> now, i'm equally strong on both, and i believe that they'll both represent a major rescue plan for the schools. without the passage of either one of them, our schools face more devastating cuts. possibly a shortening of the school year by four weeks. this would make it one of the shortest school years in the modern economy, the modern global world that we are in, and it would hurt our students' ability to compete. >> reporter: so what exactly
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> reporter: there will be a contusion or fracture going on. we are at the california baseball club. they called us up and they said with the giants in the post season, have you ever wondered what it is like to take a 100-mile-an-hour fastball? what is it like hitting against a 100-mile-an-hour ball? >> not too much time to think about it. you have to get in there and get ready early and get the bat going. >> reporter: let's get you lined up. he will take three pitches. what is the trick or key to someone who has never taken a pitch? >> get ready early. >> reporter: you connected. you are moving toward the ball as he is releasing? >> as he's getting ready, i'm getting ready. that's the only way to catch up. when that ball is coming out of his hands, i'm ready to go just like he is. no delay. ready? >> reporter: nice. can you actually see the ball? >> i keep track of it. >> reporter: you have had professional players? >> yeah. >> reporter: do they nail it all the time? >> they handle it, but they don't handle it all the time. >> reporter: really? >> yeah. >> reporter: i'll give it a try. i
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
area and california. >> this was a day many of us will never forget. the man behind apple, steve jobs, died a year ago today. and the company he left behind posted this tribute on their website home page just today. it's not just a global story but a local story. apple to the surprise of many has moved on and continues to thrive without its co-founder. let's bring in our reporter scott budman. >> you are right, raj. steve jobs left a big legacy. all good news for apple fans, investors and the future of silicon value. the bottom line for any company is this, products in the hands of loyal customers. >> we haven't been raesing on our lawyers. >> it's what steve jobs did west and what apple continues to do today. >> there is no question in my mind that apple was totally prepare forward the loss of steve jobs. >> this is iphone 5. >> a year later apple is selling iphones and ipads faster than ever. >> good. i would use it in the future. i'll use it in college. >> it's stock price is up about 70% and technology executives all over silicon valley talk about how jobs influences the way they
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